Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sew -a thon Saturday

Saturday saw our ladies sewing madly - making quilt tops for our friends in flood ravaged parts of Queensland. Some of our sewing friends would have lost their entire sewing room whilst others may have only been able to salvage a little.

We are also making up some kits and Lyle, Libby and Vida are pictured here putting all the items into groups and preparing the kits.

Lyle is showing the group what went into the packs. Each pack is being presented in a lovely handmade bag. Lots of sewing notions, books, magazines, embroidery threads, fabric, patterns, handtowel, etc. etc. We are hoping the kits will help in some way to bring some hope to our fellow quilters and sewers.

Libby sorting through some of the fabrics which have so very kindly been donated to us from members, members' family and friends.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported this venture and especially to our wonderful members who have really come to the fore and stepped in to help and have given their time and donations of goods and money so selflessly.

Small appliqued butterfly quilt put together by Joan B.

Beautiful sampler quilt put together by Fay S.

This one put together by Genell is looking stunning, using some squares of furnishing fabrics.  That is Genell just peeping over the top.
Another small one for a child put together again by Joan B.  Thank you Joan.

We know these quilts will bring warmth and comfort to flood victims in the coming cooler months.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Morning Tea Fund Raiser

Some of the ladies brought along their sewing machines on Tuesday and got stuck into it.  We have started producing quilts and putting the sewing kits together to be passed on to our friends who have suffered because of the floods in our region.

Lyn L in front of some more quilt tops which are underway.  The photographer was a bit under the weather and was not thinking straight.  Alas, no photos of the beautiful spread the ladies put on for morning tea.  Some serious money was raised and everyone enjoyed the delightful food.  Thanks to our wonderful kitchen ladies for putting it all together.
Thank you to our wonderful members and sponsors who have given so generously to the club. 
This Saturday is our sew-a-thon starting around 9.00am.  See you there!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Floods and Community Quilting

Our group has always set aside the third Saturday of each month for community quilting.

After the recent devastating floods in our region we have decided to put some quilts together to bring a little comfort to those families who have lost everything.
We are also doing up some sewing kits to send out to our fellow quilters who have lost sewing items in the floods.  Some may have lost their whole sewing rooms - imagine!!  We hope the sewing kits will give them hope to start over.

Some of our members were right onto it and have already donated quilt tops.

Here is Angela Langdon and Dianne S in front of quilt tops they have donated.  Angela has completed and dontated  FIVE tops during the holidays.....well done, Angela. 

The group on Tuesday got together and started the organization of the whole process.  We will be having a fund raising morning tea next Tuesday 25 January starting around 10.30am  for members.  Members will be asked to give a gold coin at the door, bring a plate to share and if they have any sewing requisites surplus to their needs, they may bring them along as a donation as well. 

Then on Saturday 29 January (our designated community sewing day) we will be having a sew-a-thon and getting some more quilt tops put together.  We can start at 9.00am.  and sew right through til 5.00pm.

Our friends at KoolKat Quilting, Kathy and Geoff, have very kindly offered to quilt for us free of charge.  Thank you so much Kathy and Geoff.